Family of girl shot at home asks mourners to 'wear pink' at funeral

Attendees at the funeral of Olivia Pratt-Korbel have been asked to bring colour to the service for the nine-year-old.

Family of schoolgirl Olivia Pratt-Korbel shot at home asks mourners to ‘wear pink’ at funeral Merseyside Police

The family of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel have asked mourners to wear a “splash of pink” to her funeral.

The service will take place at St Margaret Mary’s, the church next to her school, in Dovecot, Liverpool, on September 15, according to a notice posted on the website of Debbie Bennett Funeral Directors on Friday.

The notice says: “Olivia will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

“Funeral Mass at St Margaret Mary’s Church, Pilch Lane, Dovecot on Thursday 15th September at 11am, followed by a Private Burial.”

“Family requested everyone to wear a splash of pink,” it added.

Olivia died after she was shot in her home when a gunman chased convicted burglar Joseph Nee into the property at about 10pm.

A post-mortem examination found her medical cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest.

Her mother Cheryl was also injured and is still receiving treatment for her injuries, police said.

A 36-year-old man from Huyton and a 33-year-old from Dovecot were arrested on suspicion of murder and two counts of attempted murder in relation to Olivia’s death last week and have been released on bail.